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1984 by George Orwell

January 28, 2019

I read this in about three days...I thought it was going to take me three weeks! I featured this on my Classics I want to read in 2018 well, early 2019 counts. I didn't know a great deal about the book prior to reading it. I knew it was a cult classics with a dystopian narrative. But that's where my knowledge ended. I had no idea how many…

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A Vindication on the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft

January 21, 2019

This book is about as exciting as it sounds from the title. Don't get me wrong I understand her views and agree with a fair amount of what Mary Wollstonecraft says in this book. However, 200+ pages of very similar if not the same point reiterated in a slightly different order...which synonymous words and phrases is not fun. Also nor is the fact that this is painful to…

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2018 – A Year in Review

January 3, 2019

Looking back I didn't think I'd done all that much this year, nor did I think it'd been all that good. At least not the first half of it but looking at all these photos of the things I've done I think 2018 was rather a good year, personally and professionally. A year of many firsts, new experiences and events I never thought I'd get to attend in…

Books Non-Fiction Reviews

Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quincey

December 30, 2018

I still lack any idea what this book entailed, nor can I accurately describe it. Simply because it was chaos. Complete and utter chaos. Though I'm not entirely sure what I expected from self professed Opium induced musings. De Quincey spent most of his life addicted to Opium and its derivatives and intended to chronicle his time on the drug. It's interesting when you consider that but to…